Summer Allergy Advice
Don't Let Allergies, Asthma Spoil a Summer Soiree
Summertime means outdoor fun at weddings, festivals and picnics. But uninvited guests ranging from stinging insects to grass pollen can ruin the fun for the millions of Americans with allergies and asthma.
Keep Your Green Thumb, Avoid the Red Nose
If you have a green thumb but are bothered by a red, stuffy nose caused by seasonal allergies, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) offers information to help you maximize time spent tending plants rather than sniffles.
Summer Means Barbecues, Picnics—and Food Allergies
Ants, bees and rain aren't the only things that can put a damper on a picnic or barbecue. For more than 12 million Americans food allergies can ruin the fun too, by causing problems ranging from the mild (itchy bumps and stomach aches) to the severe and life-threatening (swelling of the throat and difficulty breathing).
Asthma and Allergy-free Vacations
If you're planning a vacation, and you or your child have allergies or asthma, proper planning can help you keep sneezes, sniffles, wheezing and coughing under control.
Beware of Stinging Insects This Summer
Stinging insects — they're as much a part of summer as pool parties and picnics. But beware, stings from insects — including honey bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, and fire ants — send more than half a million people each year to hospitals and cause at least 50 deaths, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).
Allergy Vaccinations Reduce Children's Health Care Costs by One-Third
Allergy immunotherapy, generally referred to as allergy vaccinations or shots, reduce total health care costs in children with allergic rhinitis (hay fever) by one-third, and prescription costs by 16 percent, according to a study published this month in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).